Lakehead Mathematics Honours Program

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an Honours Bachelor of Science and and an Honours Bachelor of Arts.

As a requirement for an Honours Degree in mathematics, students are required to take Math 4301 (Honours Seminar).  Starting in 2010,  all students who wish to graduate with an Honours Degree in mathematics are required to write a project on a topic of mathematics. 

Compiled below is a list of resources for students in this program.  Students in other programs may also find this list useful.

LaTeX Resources

As part of this course, you will learn how to use LaTeX, a typesetting program for mathematics. Here are some resources for you:

LaTeX Templates

Here are LaTex templates that you should use for your honours projects.

Math Writing Resources

Here's some information to help you with your math writing.

Math Talks Resources

Here's some information to help you with your math talks:

Online Math Resources

Since you will need to hunt out your own resources, here's how to find information.
  • MathSciNet This is a mathematician's favourite tool! You need to be on campus to access this one. You can access it at home, but you need to go through the library.
  • Math arXiv PrePrint Server Preprints of papers, freely available. Since these papers haven't been referred, treat with caution (many are fine, but there are incorrect papers on the arXiv).
  • Google Scholar A good source of information, but lots of "noise". For math, MathSciNet is better.
  • If you are looking for a research topic, you may want to check out the following journals:
  • Student Mathematical Library The American Mathematical Society has put together a nice series of books on topics accessible to advanced undergraduates. Lakehead's library has many of these books.
  • Springer Link is a publisher of advanced math books. Many of the books you can download free through Lakehead's library, or buy a print-on-demand copy for cheap ($25).
  • Still stuck finding a topic? You can always browse the list of Mathematics Topics on Wikipedia to get you going.

Past Students and Projects

Below are a list of recent graduates, and where available, a copy of their project.

Year

Student

Faculty Advisor

Project Title

2016

Tianna Barnes

Dr. R. Anisca

Four Formulas for Pi

2016

Daniel Cox

Dr. G. Lee

Units in Group Rings

2015

Kelly Sedor

Dr. D. Li

The Law of Large Numbers and Its Applications

2015

Dylan Spivak

Dr. M. Ilie

An Introduction to Topological Groups

2015

Alexandra Hudyma

Dr. M. Ilie

Linear Functional Analysis

2015

Alicia Marinis

Dr. F. Ting

Some Mathematical Models of Cancer Tumours

2015

Samuel Budd

Dr. R. Anisca

The Distribution of Prime Numbers and Its Applications

2015

Wade Shasky

Dr. W. Huang

Markov Chains and Its Applications to Golf

2015

Kaitlyn Hindman

Dr. F. Ting

Pricing of Options

2015

Jenny Duffy

Dr. Y. Chen

Game Theory and Nash Equilibrium

2014

Nicole Anderson

D. Li

Central Limit Theorem and its Applications

2014

Lindsey Daniels

G. Lee
A. Van Tuyl

Group Theory and the Rubik's Cube

2014

Vishal Malik

M. Ilie

A Glimpse into Topology

2014

Dennis Stauffer

M.G. Viola

The Free Central Limit Theorem: a Combinatorial Approach

2013

Zachary Dejardine

 D. Li

Poisson Process and applications in hockey

2013

Mitchel Gallinger

J. Biermann
A. Van Tuyl

Grobner Bases: ideal membership and graph colouring

2013

 Jese Krauel

J. Biermann
A. Van Tuyl

Some methods of primality testing

2013

 Timothy Miao

R. Anisca

Pathological real-valued continuous functions

2013

Andrew Misner

A.J. Dean

 Hilbert''s Tenth Problem

2013

Courtney Remani

L. Liu

Numerical methods for solving systems of non-linear equations

2012

Carrie Bragnalo

F. Ting

 Minimal Surfaces and Soap Films

2012

Ashley Hindman

F. Ting

The Pricing of Options Using the Black-Scholes Model

2012

Ashley Koevoet

D. Li

The Study of Discrete-Time Markov Chains

2012

Myles Peterson

W. Huang

Generating and Assessing Methods used in Medical Mathematics

2012

Jessica Reinikka

A. Van Tuyl

Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares and their applications

2012

Rachael Sundell

A.J. Dean

Seifert Matrices and the Alexander Polynomial

2011

Ben Babcock

A.J. Dean

ZFC Set theory and the Banach-Tarski paradox

2011

Andrew Brown

W. Huang

Multiple Linear Regression

2011

Andrew Garro

W. Huang

Statistical analysis in social research: significance testing and measures of associations

2011

Kyla Groulx

R. Anisca

Four formulas for Pi and some remarkable limits

2011

Brittany Milton

R. Anisca

The Connection among prime numbers and natural logarithms

2011

Aaron Pearson

M. Ilie

Topological Groups and the Haar Measure